October Fiesta returns to Newport World Resorts
The Manila Times
Entertainment & Lifestyle
ONLY in the Philippines will the season of celebrations and merry-making begin the moment the -ber months come along. The festivities kick-off with the return of Newport World Resort’s October Fiesta — a celebration of the nation’s unique beer-drinking culture. A well-loved tradition around the world, the Oktoberfest, gets the Filipino fiesta treatment with October Fiesta. Philippine Craft Beers take the spotlight at Newport World Resorts with 13 leading craft brewers showcasing their special beer offerings during the event from September 30 to October 2 at The Plaza 2F Newport Mall. “This will be our fourth staging of October Fiesta. We actually spent the last two at home and this is the first time that we’ll actually be turning back to the property for the celebration. So, we are glad to be back here,” Newport World Resorts Director for Corporate Communications Joee Guilas said during the press launch. “Our celebration of the October Fiesta is deeply rooted to our corporate mission of creating world-class experiences with a Filipino touch. And since it is our mission to actually mobilize and Filipinize global celebration, we actually thought of bringing in the word fiesta because of course, fiesta is inherited to the Filipino culture,” he added. Guilas said there are three pillars to a fiesta celebration – “a lot of drinking, a lot of eating and a lot of merry making.” Newport World Resorts decided to partner with 13 of the finest local craft brewers in the country — Boondocks Brewing Co, Katipunan Craft Ales, Greshbrew, Beer Bunny, Weekend Craft Ales, Crows Beverage Ventures, NTL Craft Beer, Sagada Cellar Door, Drink It Now Pare, Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits, El Deposito Brewery, Nipa Brewery, and Engkanto Brewery. Their partner international hotel brands join in on the festivities with their own takes on bar chow while the signature hangout spot, El Calle Food & Music Hall, provides classic beermatch munchies Sizzling sisig, Grilled sausages, and Tinapa nachos. To make the Fiesta even more lively, a line-up of popular music acts will be performing throughout the whole three-day affair. Celebrate life at Newport World Resorts’ October Fiesta with craft beers, classic Filipino bar chow, and festive music. Tickets are now available from P250 for one craft beer sample, and P1,200 for one local craft beer each from Boondocks Brewing Co and Katipunan Craft Ales, an El Calle Food and Music Hall Bar Chow Sampler, and a raffle entry for special prizes during the event.